Article by Stephen Maddox Sr.

Most white people in this nation think they live in a “free country”. Many of them are now reeling from the financial losses they have experienced in recent years, losses which have limited or wiped out their assets.

Most minority people and some poor whites know they do not live in a “free country” because they see and feel the foot on their necks every time they try to pick themselves up.

Average people in America often wonder why it is so hard to pass on assets to their children. They have trouble getting assets and keeping assets, so it is no wonder they usually have little to pass on to their heirs.

The concentration of wealth has always been the goal of the wealthy in the United States of America.

The few rule the manyWhen I say wealthy I am talking about the less than 1% of the population who control the financial, commercial and land assets in the USA. They are all multi-billionaires. Everyone else works for these few people.


There is no middle class. The so-called middle class people are only the upper-poor and lower-poor. The so-called middle class is an illusion created by the wealthy to get the upper-poor to work harder and cooperate with their own fleecing. If the electoral process reflected the will of the people the middle class would dominate the legislative decisions of our government. This, of course, is not the case because the wealthy have subverted the electoral process by buying off the elected officials through campaign contributions and other financial goodies the officials get after they leave elective office. Most wannabe politicians can’t afford to pay for their own campaigns and they end up asking the wealthy for money. That is the flytrap. The wealthy do not throw their money around without a purpose. They expect something back for their money.

That is how non-wealthy legislators end up voting for government benefits and laws that only help the wealthy. The strange thing is that many middle class people support the wealthy class’s political and economic efforts which only benefit the super-rich! They often get sucked in by buzz words designed to let them feel they are being patriotic, but if they examine the details they will see that there will be no financial benefit for them.


We are all being farmed to make the big boys bigger. If you don’t believe it, look up Recession / Depression Cycle and you will find out that this phenomenon has existed since the nation began.

Also, if you dig a little deeper you will notice that there were no wealthy families which “lost it all” or fell out of wealth due to an economic recession or depression. They bought up the lost properties that others lost and thus became wealthier. Here is a simplified graphic of what happens to non-wealthy people when the economy takes a downturn:

Recession Depression graphic



The wool did not disappear; it just ended up in someone else’s hands as their asset. The next time you hear people complaining about the government wanting to transfer wealth, realize that it has always been done, just not by the government. It was done by private interests – The wealthy.

To those who control our nation’s economy, the rest of us all look alike.

We all look alike to people holding the shears


Regular people are all equally non-wealthy and serve to increase the assets of just a few people who do not care what race, color, religion, or anything else we are.

The Big Boys do not care about social issues and politics. They just use those things as tools to keep us distracted while they shear the wool from the rest of us. Have you felt a little naked and vulnerable lately?


Non-Wealthy people of all colors were brought here to help the few get richer. We work their properties. We fight their wars. We do not profit from the social strife in this land. Did the KKK members in the white robes become wealthy after oppressing black folks? Did the US Army soldiers who fought the Native Americans over the last 200+ years get to be wealthy? Did the millions of military people who fought under the US flag in foreign countries become wealthy?


Let’s learn to get the government to work for average people. No one should have more than one vote. No one should own elected officials. People are people, corporations are just businesses. They have corrupted the local, state and federal governments who now scurry to serve their corporate contributors (masters), not the voting public.

I am a former teacher, marketing representative, labor negotiator and small business owner. As a black man born and raised in New York City I learned how to survive in the "neighborhood" and in business. Hearing about and witnessing the trials, tribulations, hopes and fears of my extended family and the people in their lives helped mold my life. Helping others with their own life journeys is my goal.

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